Witnesses are being sought following a burglary at the home of a 67-year-old woman in Lancing in the early hours.
A small wicker basket containing cash left on a windowsill was stolen from a flat in Shadwells Road, at 2.15am on Sunday (August 5).
A man was arrested nearby on suspicion of burglary. The 35-year-old from Lancing has been questioned and released on bail until September 2.
Detective Constable Paul Tonks said: “This was an opportunistic act at a time when people would still have been out and about, so we’re looking for anyone who witnessed anything suspicious to come forward.”
Anyone with information should contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial 0229 of 5/8.